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Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

What started out a perfect weather day changed as storm clouds slowly moved in, but not before Alejandra and Justin gave their vows in front of 50 happy family and friends.

Under one of Phoenix’s giant, old mesquite trees, dating back 125 years, the ceremony took place, officiated by Justin’s good friend, pastor Zack Schiffer. 

He tied a very tight knot of wedding vows around both of them with beautiful words of encouragement, scripture, and Christian perspective.

The wedding location took place on a small island of green trees and landscape near downtown Phoenix, Arizona, at Valley Garden Center.

As soon as the ceremony was over, Justin’s aunt and uncle, Candace and Jason, both professional wedding photographers, ushered everyone out from underneath the tree and proceeded to shoot family portraits. 

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Many of the guests took their chairs to reception tables under other trees nearby while the photographs were being taken.

No sooner had the salads placed in front of the guests and the bride and groom made their entry and began to drizzle.

Everyone rushed indoors with tables and chairs in tow to sit down in front of a prime rib dinner prepared by the bride’s father, Luis.

The seating was a bit tight but very cozy and fun.

Wonderful toasts we’re given by the parents of the bride and groom as well as the best man, maid of honor, and a number of other family members.

Later in the evening, dancing and cutting the cake took place in a large room next to the dining room. 

Justin’s mother, father-in-law, sisters, and brother had traveled up from Houston, Texas, to enjoy the wedding. 

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Alejandro’s father, Luis, who owns Biscuits Restaurant in Tempe, provided the fabulous dinner that night. 

Justin’s aunt Ellen Jent made all the flowers. His grandmother, Monica, made the five wedding cakes that were eagerly consumed by the guests.

Towards the evening’s end, the weather cleared. The two wedding photographers took the bride and groom out for memorable evening photographs with specially prepared flash equipment.

One of the night’s highlights happened outdoors just before dinner, when Justin’s cousin Zeke blew the Jewish horn, Shofar, to introduce the bride and groom. 

The DJ had set up unique lights that looked like two giant sparklers as Alejandra and Justin walked into all the guests just before the rain started.

Justin’s dad, Shaun, had provided firewood and picked up two colossal ice containers for the wedding, and rushed around all day and evening to get everything in place. He was a busy man that day.

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Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

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Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography

Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography

Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography 

It’s always heartwarming to see friends and family come together in celebration of a wedding, and this one was no exception!  This happy couple chose an intimate setting nestled up in the trees of Prescott. Apple Creek Cottages, where friends and family can stay in their own vintage cottages for the weekend, is a great place to get away from the heat of the valley.  And to have a beautiful wedding out in nature. 

The day was incredible, trees were just starting to share their new spring buds and the clouds sheltered us from the hot sun – and made a wonderful filter for the photographs!  The sun did peek out to shine on them while their vows were shared, but slipped behind the clouds soon after.

As everyone scurried around to prepare, the talented Mr. Kevin Huang provided amazing background music on his violin and classical guitar.  Smiles were abundant as the excitement was building. Everyone there knew the sweet love story this couple shared started many years ago when they were young. 

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Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography
Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography

Todd Tarina Prescott Wedding Photography

You see, they had met at a national chess tournament as kids. 

And though Todd tried to keep a connection with Tarina by writing letters, distance and time separated them for years. 

Life went on for each of them in different states. 

But at just the right time, God strategically brought back together by Facebook. 

The innocent childhood crush turned out just to be the beginning of their beautiful love story. 

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Prescott Wedding Photographer
Prescott Wedding Photographer
Prescott Wedding Photographer

It was a pleasure to help document this special day of theirs, and be able to witness the special bonds they have created over the years with their close friends and family.  I think the joy of the day is reflected in the images, and the fun memories can be relived for a lifetime!

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If you have any questions about this wedding or about my wedding photography, please call me or drop me a email in my contact form.

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Candace Gier

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Sweet Wedding Photography Tempe

Sweet Wedding Photography Tempe

Sweet Wedding Photography Tempe

 Sweet, small, delightful, and simply beautiful – just a handful of words that run through my mind when I think back to my one of my close friend’s wedding. 

What a day to celebrate! What may have seemed like a whirlwind, long distance relationship at first – was really two long-lost friends who reconnected in the last couple years. 

A seedling romance budded into a beautiful relationship. . . that led to this memorable backyard wedding!

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Some family and a handful of friends gathered in this charming Tempe backyard to celebrate this heartwarming event.

We did not have manicured ceremony grounds and gardens with all the bells and whistles to work with, but the simple beauty of the day gave it a magic that was truly a blessing for everyone who was there to share in it. 

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Sweet Wedding Photography Tempe

Prior to the ceremony, we had a reveal – when the bride and groom had a quiet moment to see each other for the first time in all of their wedding splendor. 

These images are always sweet. 

The expressions clearly show all of their excitement.

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Sweet Wedding Photography Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

After the reveal, we snapped all of the portraits of the bridal party and family. 

Then we did a small bride/groom session. 

Considering it was noon, and a super sunny day – (not ideal for portraits) – we managed to get some lovely images. 

Once all of the “formals” were done, the bride and groom were free to enjoy the ceremony and celebration without having to step away again.

And I was free to just roam and capture the moments as they happened!

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Candace Gier

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Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com

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Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography

Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography

Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography

Weddings are always beautiful, exciting, emotional and fun . . . but even more so when you know the couple. 

Kristi is the daughter of the pastor of the church we have called home for over 12 years now.  I have had the privilege of watching this young woman grow up. 

She has faithfully served on the worship team and has been a shining example to the youth of our church.  Then, a few years ago, Daniel started attending our church. 

He has an amazing musical talent and started serving alongside her.  It seemed to be only a matter of time that they would come together; both share a passion for God, serving, and music. 

Though everyone was overjoyed at the announcement of their courtship, I can’t say it was a complete surprise!

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Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography
Pastor Gives Away Daughter and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az

I started photographing as Kristi was about to slip into her gorgeous dress.  She had only a few final touches before heading to the church. 

The emotions grew high as sister, mom, and the rest of the family set their eyes on the radiant bride before them. 

Another photographer, Brenda Sand, was working with the guys.  Many of her amazing photographs are posted on Facebook.

Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az

Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography

 

It was a bright, sunny, and extremely hot Arizona day outside, so we kept our outside portraits to a minimum. 

We were fortunate enough to have found a beautiful lake community close by, making it convenient to stop for some quick shots with the girls.

Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona

The Ceremony Was Touching

Everyone witnessed father-of-the-bride give his daughter away and then step up to the podium to bind the marriage. 

Kristi and Daniel lovingly said their vows, shared in the sand ceremony, signed the marriage license and exchanged rings. 

Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona

As usual, this ceremony ended with a kiss to seal the deal. 

But this was no ordinary kiss.  This was their first kiss. . .  lovingly and carefully saved for this special moment. 

Not only were fireworks exploding on the screen behind them, but several members of the “audience” were holding up scoring cards.  I’m sure they were tickled to see they scored all 9.5’s and 10’s!

Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona

We took some quick family portraits at the church before heading out to our beautiful little desert oasis down the road. 

What a FUN group to photograph! 

Even though we had time limitations, we managed to get some great shots. 

Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Bride and Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography Chandler Arizona
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az

We hurried back to the church just in time for the reception.  

The rest of the evening was full of sweet surprises and lots of fun for everyone. 

There were elegantly choreographed dances and a milk and chocolate chip cookie toast.

Instead of a bouquet toss, the bride gave out a rose to each of the single women and young ladies. And instead of a garter toss, the groom gave each of the single guys a guitar pick, or a “let God pick”.  

Both shared encouragement to trust that God will direct their lives.

Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az
Pastor Gives Away Daughter Then Officiates Wedding in Chandler Az

The night ended as the guests sent the newlyweds off with glow lights as if waving their magical wands of blessings and well wishes on their new life together. 

Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography Chandler Arizona

Kristi and Daniel’s Wedding Photography

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